The TEFL Academy

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Samantha
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

The TTA TEFL Level 5 course is Excellent

I recently completed the TTA TEFL combined level 5 course and I had an amazing experience! The course is very well put together and I defenitely learned a lot! I truly believe that I have also improved myself as a person throughout this course. I thoroughly enjoyed all the units since they were very well explained and the website is well built, and easily guided me through my learning. I highly recommend this course to anyone who wants to improve themselves or open up opportunities for themselves.

Pros
  • Online (distance)
  • Part-time
  • Creates opportunities
Cons
  • Online (you'll need good internet and a computer)
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Cassandra
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

The TEFL Academy: A good choice.

I've learned a lot of valuable information that played a large role in my getting a job shortly after qualifying. I would happily go back to the TEFL Academy to further my studies with their more specialised programs, such as teaching Business English. Their weekly webinars have also been incredibly helpful and informative. Their student support wastes no time in responding to any questions a student may have and are incredibly helpful. Can only hope that they add more courses to their program. Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed the course and learned a lot. I was also able to see where my own weak points in the English language were and where I need to improve as a teacher.

Pros
  • Very informative
  • In depth explanation
  • Assignments and tests that help to track progress
Cons
  • Needs to add more courses such as IELTS
  • There is no information on helping students with learning disabilities
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Zofia
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

The TEFL Academy Online

I truly enjoyed the Online TEFL Academy course. Now after finishing the course I feel well prepared for teaching english.
The website of the course was really easy to follow and your progress is being tracked so you know how much of the course you have left. The units are very well structured and interesting. The lessons are very understandable and fun. The provided content is diverse, you get a lot of videos, some quick quizzes and fun games to check if you understood everything and you also get reading sections.
For the assessments you get a step by step guide, so everything is made very clear and is easy to follow. After only a few days you get your results!
The online course is extremely flexible, so you can choose when and where you do your lessons and assignments. You get plenty of time to finish the course, however if you feel like you need more time, you can simply ask for more.
I would recommend The TEFL Academy to everyone that wants to have a flexible job. You can teach online, overseas, in your own country anywhere you desire.
To sum it up I had a really good experience with The TEFL Academy!

Pros
  • Easy to follow
  • Very flexible
  • Opens a lot of doors in the future
Cons
  • No assistance -> your on without a teacher
  • A lot of reading
  • A little expensive
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Pippa
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

A great course!

This course was great for learning how to teach the English language and work with students. I felt it provided all the information I needed through the online content and the in person class was great to put what I'd learnt into practice. With it being online it was easy to navigate the site and access support from tutors if I needed it. The assignments were well explained and I felt they helped me understand the content better. I would definitely recommend this course to other people. It's been really helpful.

Pros
  • Easy to navigate
  • Informative
  • Engaging
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Veselina
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Great experience

I honestly did not know what to expect when enrolling in the course but now I can say it exceeded my expectations. Once I started, the tasks and materials were so engaging that I actually felt the need to access the platform every day. The course content is well organised and the assignments are carefully planned to help you put into practise all you have learned. Although I have experience in teaching, I have acquired plenty of new skills and knowledge. I simply cannot wait to start my teaching experience in another country!

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Emma
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

An amazing and educational experience!

Completing my level 5 qualification with the TEFL Academy was an amazing experience. From the course content to the engaging assignments, I learned so much from it. I had never thought about creating fun lesson plans before and I had no idea where to start. Thanks to TEFL Academy, the quizzes and assignments really got me thinking and the content from the course was super useful. I have so much more confidence now and I can't wait to begin my career teaching English. I would highly recommend TEFL Academy!

Pros
  • Left feeling more confident in my ability to teach English
  • Great variety of lessons and course content
  • All areas of teaching English (grammar to lesson planning) were covered
Cons
  • Sometimes the assignments were challenging
  • Would love more interactive videos/games in the lessons
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Blaine
4/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Very good and easy to use and understand.

It was not a difficult program and it gives you all the tools you will need to learn how to teach a language to someone and it also give you a buff on your vocabulary and English usage. You do need to study on your own so it entails you to have a strong will to go through the course. When you do your assignments be sure to read through the instructions with careful understanding and do not be afraid to contact if you need any help because there are people who will assist you when you need it. In all it was a good learning experience.

Pros
  • Learning how to teach a language to another person.
  • Leveling up you vocabulary.
  • Learning how to plan a lesson.
Cons
  • Studying on your own which means you have to have a strong will.
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Simone
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Level 5 Diploma (168 hours)

I just completed the level 5 diploma (168 hours) with The TEFL Academy & I am super excited to start my teaching journey .The course on the whole was very informative & left me with knowledge that was not known to me before . The assignments were not complicated, however you have to do your research & make sure it’s from reputable websites. I would definitely recommend the TEFL Academy to anyone wanting to teach or for anyone just looking for something different . I now await my hardcopy certificate thank kickstart my teaching journey .

Pros
  • New information
  • Technics of teaching
  • Managing classes & lessons
Cons
  • A lot of reading
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Renee
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

TEFL Academy South Africa

It took me a few extensions, but I eventually completed my TEFL course. I enjoyed the depth in which the different units were written for the student. You could read the unit parts as many times until you have fully understood. The tests at the end of every unit are insightful as this is where you get to test your knowledge. The lesson plan examples were also amazing; easy to understand and endless ideas on how you can plan your future lessons. the technical, admin and tutor support is superb, you can always follow up with a phonecall and a friendly voice is always there to solve an issues you may have. Cannot fault this course.

Pros
  • Tech, admin & tutor support
  • Lesson plan examples
  • 10 Hour teaching practice
Cons
  • Sometimes you have to call to follow up on tickets, however they respond and solve issues asap
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Shelby
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Extremely satisfied with The TEFL Academy and the Level 5 Course

The TEFL Academy exceeded my expectations with regards to the TEFL Level 5 Course. I had heard of TEFL before, but hadn't ever seriously considered signing up to complete the certification. While doing my research (I wasn't sure which TEFL company to go through - there are SO many out there), I emailed The TEFL Academy asking some questions, and I was pleasantly suprised to receive a call from a lady in Europe (I live in South Africa) who was more than willing to answer my questions. The customer service really impressed me, and I am so glad I decided to do my certification through The TEFL Academy. The course was well presented, the website was easy to navigate and I found the assignments to be the perfect level of challenging. I haven't started looking for a job yet (I am also working full-time) but The TEFL Academy does have great resources and support for writing your CV and cover letter, and reputable companies looking to hire TEFL teachers. I took about six months to complete the course, but if I worked consistently on it (and didn't work full-time), I think finishing it in 1 - 2 months would be very manageable. I think that would be enough time to go through the course thoroughly and also produce assignments of a high quality. I look forward to the opportunities The TEFL Academy has given me with a certificate of a high standard!

Pros
  • Content that is challenging and well thought out
  • Excellent feedback on assignments - alot of thought and helpful input is put into the feedback
  • Professional customer service
Cons
  • The course can be time consuming if you are working full-time (consistently working on the course would mitigate this con!)